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Plan B while breastfeeding? Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08

Yes, I'm a dumb ass. I'm 4w2d PP and DB and I had sex last night for the first time since we had our LO, unprotected. I dont know wtf we were thinking. I haven't had a period yet, but I know that doesn't matter, right? What are the effects of taking Plan B while breastfeeding? Will it affect my supply, will it affect my LO? Has anyone taken it before while BF'ing?



Please let me know, thanks!

June Bugs 2 kids; Saginaw, Michigan 5696 posts
12th Nov '08

Call your OB..
Ask them what they think..

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
12th Nov '08

I say call your doctor.

Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting June Bugs:
*Mango Meli* 18 kids; United Kingdom 7046 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting June Bugs:
June Bugs 2 kids; Saginaw, Michigan 5696 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting Nicola's a Mommy! [HBC]:
Eureka! 1 child; Lakeland, Florida 2678 posts
12th Nov '08

I found this, but I'd probably still call the doc.
"Morning-After pills
Morning-after pills should be used only as a last resort (whether you are breastfeeding or not).
There are currently two types of products on the market packaged specifically as "morning-after pills:"



  • a combination pill containing estrogen and progestin (Preven, Ovral)
  • a progestin-only pill (Plan B).


Milk supply: Estrogen, in particular, has been linked to low milk supply in nursing moms. There may be a slight drop in milk supply a few days after taking the morning-after pill, but milk levels should rebound thereafter. See Increasing Low Milk Supply for additional info on increasing milk supply. Talk to your health care provider and/or lactation consultant about using an herb that increases milk supply (fenugreek, for example) to reduce any adverse effects on supply.
Safety: The morning after pill is considered compatible with breastfeeding, but should only be used rarely. Not the first choice for routine birth control, it should be used only as a last resort (whether breastfeeding or not). Both progestin and estrogen are considered compatible with breastfeeding by the AAP. See below for additional information on side effects related to lactation.

EastonsMom 1 child; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 30772 posts
status 12th Nov '08

Morning-After pills
Morning-after pills should be used only as a last resort (whether you are breastfeeding or not).
There are currently two types of products on the market packaged specifically as "morning-after pills:"



  • a combination pill containing estrogen and progestin (Preven, Ovral) a progestin-only pill (Plan B).


Milk supply: Estrogen, in particular, has been linked to low milk supply in nursing moms. There may be a slight drop in milk supply a few days after taking the morning-after pill, but milk levels should rebound thereafter. See Increasing Low Milk Supply for additional info on increasing milk supply. Talk to your health care provider and/or lactation consultant about using an herb that increases milk supply (fenugreek, for example) to reduce any adverse effects on supply.
Safety: The morning after pill is considered compatible with breastfeeding, but should only be used rarely. Not the first choice for routine birth control, it should be used only as a last resort (whether breastfeeding or not). Both progestin and estrogen are considered compatible with breastfeeding by the AAP. See below for additional information on side effects related to lactation.



http://kellymom.com/health/meds/birthcontrol.html

EastonsMom 1 child; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 30772 posts
status 12th Nov '08
Quoting Eureka!:
Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08

Is it even possible to become pregnant so soon?! :? I wasn't thinking about protection at the time, we've both been so horny lol. He pulled out, I know that doesn't work because that's how our LO got here this time! lol :?

Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting EastonsMom:
EastonsMom 1 child; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 30772 posts
status 12th Nov '08
Quoting Nicola's a Mommy! [HBC]:
Eureka! 1 child; Lakeland, Florida 2678 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting Nicola's a Mommy! [HBC]:
Ricky&Emma's Mommy 2 kids; California 5023 posts
12th Nov '08

I dont think you can take it momma!!! but there is no harm in asking!!!
How is her colic doing? is she sleeping better?

Nicola - BG Trainer [HBC] 1 child; Boca Raton, Florida 15687 posts
12th Nov '08
Quoting EastonsMom: